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Ofsted give mixed verdict on independent school inspectorates

Ofsted has delivered a mixed verdict on the organisations which inspect independent schools – after not being able to...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Councils must estimate free school pupil numbers under funding change

Local authorities will now have to estimate how many pupils move to certain free schools opening in their area...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Half of new special free schools specialise in autism

Autism-specific schools make up almost half of all special needs free schools. The “more complex” requirements of autistic pupils...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Schools struggle as autism diagnoses rise 25 per cent

Schools are “struggling” to provide for autistic pupils following a 25 per cent increase in autism diagnoses in the...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Primary school key stage 2 performance tables: 8 key progress findings

Pupils in primary schools across the country vary in their progress – under the government’s new value-added measure –...

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Jess Staufenberg
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2016 key stage 2 SATs: Fewer primary schools below floor standards

Fewer primary schools fell below the new “floor standards” this year compared with last – overturning the government’s expectation...

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Primary test reforms are ‘some of the worst ever seen’, MPs told by teachers

The implementation of primary assessment reforms has been “some of the worst ever seen” despite “strong competition” for the label,...

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Jess Staufenberg
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DfE must ‘get its act together’ on school finances after spending watchdog condemns lack of leadership

The National Audit Office (NAO) has delivered a scathing verdict on the Department for Education’s (DfE) lack of leadership...

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Jess Staufenberg
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Consultation responses reveal widespread resistance to government selection plans

Education organisations have today outlined their opposition to the government’s new selective school proposals. Schools Week has rounded up...

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Jess Staufenberg